Nancy A. Gretzinger (nee Braem)

Sept. 17, 1936 - July 2, 2008

Nancy A. Gretzinger (nee Braem) of Waukesha died Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at age 71. Nancy was born Sept. 17, 1936, the daughter of  Paul and Mabel Braem. 

Nancy was united in marriage to the love of her life, William Gretzinger, on June 8, 1957. She was a longtime member of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Waukesha, and was an active member in the church choir. Nancy was employed as a nurse for many years and retired from Marian Franciscan as an assistant administrator and vice president of nursing. She loved gardening, especially roses. She also enjoyed singing, shopping and collecting angels. Nancy’s greatest joy was her family, especially her grandkids.

Nancy will be deeply missed by her husband, Bill; children, Mark (Cheryl) Gretzinger, Brenda (Paul) Cooper and Denise (David) Schmitz; grandkids, Amanda, Alexis, Jacob, Jennifer, Emily, Joshua, Michael and Nicholas; and sisters, Karen Hanousek and Sue (Tom) Stoll. Nancy is further survived by other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her son, Paul, and her parents. 

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 6, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. Visitation continues from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Monday, July 7, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Timothy Bruss officiating. Private family burial will be held at Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the American Lung Association, 13100 W. Lisbon Road, Suite 700, Brookfield, WI 53005.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Preplanning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, visit www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com.

“I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength”

Phil 4:13

(Freeman - July 5, 2008)